Secure Recovery is the first text to tackle the challenge of recovery-oriented mental health care in forensic services and prison-based therapeutic communities in the UK. Recovery as an emergent paradigm in the field of mental health presents a challenge to all services to embrace a new clinical philosophy, but nowhere are the implications more profound than in services that are designed to meet the needs of mental disordered and personality disordered offenders, both men and women. The imperative to balance the requirement to protect the public with managing the risks inherent in meeting the needs of the detained person for rehabilitation requires a high level of skill in clinicians, hospital managers and prison staff guided by coherent and robust service models. The chapters collected together in "Secure Recovery" represent a cross-section of experiences in high secure, medium and low secure services and prison-based therapeutic communities in England and Scotland that have begun to implement a recovery-orientation to the rehabilitation of offenders with mental health needs. Taken together the contributions set out a road map of guiding principles, practical and evidence-based strategies for promoting service user participation in their care and treatment, the adaption of traditional treatment approaches, the development of innovations in rehabilitation, training for staff teams and the evaluation of service delivery. This is the first text to focus on recovery in forensic mental health and prison settings in the UK or internationally. It is a theoretically-informed but practical guide to implementing recovery-oriented practice in secure mental health settings. It features: a discussion of the meaning and practice of recovery for male and female mentally disordered offenders and personality disordered offenders; forensic service user narratives about their own recovery experiences while accessing services in high secure, medium secure, low secure and prison settings; narratives of forensic services as they seek to interpret recovery principles and translate these into practice in secure settings; illustrations of how evidence-based rehabilitation can facilitate recovery in forensic service users and best practice approaches to a recovery-orientation in forensic services across the security spectrum; and, descriptions of staff training to promote recovery-oriented practice and the evaluation of services based on recovery principles.

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PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis group
BindingHard Back
Publish YearJanuary 2012